Lithograph printed in black on heavy white cardboard
Sheet: 478x648 mm Image: 330x420 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv Munch
From the Series Alpha and Omega
Auctioned Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00
NOK 100,000–150,000 USD 12,000–17,500 EUR 11,000–16,500
LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012.
The idea for the “Alpha and Omega” series was conceived in the mid-1890s, when Munch made several drawings with similar subjects. In 1903 he exhibited a series of drawings called “The First Human Beings”, and Schiefler was aware that Munch intended to turn them into a series of prints. It was not until after Munch entered Dr. Jacobson’s clinic in Copenhagen in the autumn of 1908 that he took up this idea and developed it into a complete series, executed in lithographic crayon on paper. P. 260.